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NDC hints on rejecting some nominees due to $150 Covid-19 test contract.

Some minister designates who appeared before Parliament's appointment committee stand the risk of not having a straight approval for hiding information about the Frontiers Healthcare Solution Services contract. This is according to the minority members of the committee.

Since the vetting commenced a few weeks ago, the matter of charging $150 for a Covid-19 test at the Kotoka International Airport and how the contract was signed has been put to several nominees, from the Health minister, National Security minister, information to former Procurement minister, and all of them have told the committee that, they lack facts on the details of the contract.

The above mentioned nominees, were supposed to know, at least basic facts about the contract, especially the Health minister, yet they all gave a negative answer.

A member of the appointment committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has been the one throwing up the Frontiers Healthcare Solution Services contract questions at the committee sittings. According to him, the Frontiers Healthcare Solution Services contract smacks of thievery.

He also raised concerns how government officials are being evasive about questions posed on the issue.

“What we have witnessed at the ongoing proceedings of the Appointments Committee is a shocking spectacle of lack of accountability, responsibility, outright disregard for our laws and utter disrespect for this country.

“It is totally unconscionable that when people are dying and when there is a pandemic a cabal will emerge and their only interest is profiteering. This is outright disregard for our laws,” he said in a radio interview.

Threatened to vote against the approval of the Health, Transport, Information and Gender Ministers-designate.

This is because of their act of commission and omission in the Frontiers Healthcare Solution Services contract.

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